Making friends — I met several colleagues that I had been working with for a couple years at a conference in Portland, OR in October of 2014. That evening we all went out to a local pub that specialized in Pacific Northwest microbeers. We had a great time trying different beers, talking about work, family, and hobbies. We really made lifelong connections that evening, and beer was the bonding element.
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